Volunteer recognised for his support

AT a recent meeting of the Bridgewater PCYC, Max O’Neill was presented with a life membership award.

Bridgewater PCYC’s Andrew Dean said Max had been a valued volunteer and supporter of the club for the past 18 years.

From left, president Rodney Graham, Rosie O’Neill, Max O’Neill, and club superintendent Byron Howard.
From left, president Rodney Graham, Rosie O’Neill, Max O’Neill, and club superintendent Byron Howard.

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1000 runners set to tackle Pontville course

ATHLETICS Tasmania is once again organising some major cross country events at the Pontville Equestrian and Sporting Complex, with more than 1000 runners set to take on the challenging course, over three days of competition.

It all begins with the Running Edge southern inter high cross country carnival on Thursday, July 29.  This event will have approximately 500 high school students from Southern Tasmania testing themselves in distances from three to six kilometres. Continue reading “1000 runners set to tackle Pontville course”

PCYC footy clinic a school holiday hit at Bellerive

DURING the first week of the school holidays, the Bridgewater PCYC along with the Clarence PCYC teamed up with players from the Clarence and Glenorchy Football Clubs as well as a few Tassie Mariners to hold a footy clinic at Bellerive Oval.

It was a fantastic day where more than 150 kids attended and learned some important skills and knowledge of the game by some up coming talent the state has to offer. The Bridgewater PCYC took two buses of local kids to attend the clinic.

Some of the children learn footy skills at Bellerive Oval during the school holidays.
Some of the children learn footy skills at Bellerive Oval during the school holidays.

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Ratepayers reap the benefits of sound financial management

BRIGHTON ratepayers are continuing to enjoy the benefits of the municipality’s revolutionary flat-rating system with a minimal rate increase set for next financial year.

The rate increase of $20 per residential property for 2010-11 is the result of Council’s efficiency and the fact that it has been recognised as having the second lowest general rate per capita in Tasmania yet continues to have the highest operating margin (surplus) in the State. Continue reading “Ratepayers reap the benefits of sound financial management”

Advisory committee for Bridgewater and Gagebrook formed

BRIGHTON Council is establishing a special advisory committee to coordinate input on community issues affecting Bridgewater and Gagebrook.

The Bridgewater Community Special Advisory Committee will be chaired by councillor  Leigh Gray and will be made up of council and community representatives. It will meet regularly and advise the Council on key issues, as well as present community views and enhance communication with the community. Continue reading “Advisory committee for Bridgewater and Gagebrook formed”

Developments a source of pride for the community

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Tony Foster, Mayor of Brighton

THE decision by the Tasmanian Government to release a management plan for the important Aboriginal heritage areas near the new Brighton Bypass is fantastic news for our municipality (see story on the Home Page).

The Bypass construction was halted earlier this year when significant and historical remains were located near the route of the Bypass.  Since that time consultation has taken place with all parties to determine an outcome that would see the completion of the Bypass while at the same time, ensure that this area of cultural and historical significance remains undisturbed. Continue reading “Developments a source of pride for the community”

Bypass move welcomed

BRIGHTON Council has welcomed the Tasmanian Government’s announcement of a management plan to protect the Aboriginal heritage values in and around the proposed Brighton bypass.

Brighton Mayor Tony Foster said the decision to institute a management plan that will protect approximately nine kilometres of the bypass route was commendable and was welcomed by Council and the municipality. Continue reading “Bypass move welcomed”